(Why myself and 4intenational.me are covering this report by Pamela Geller on the horrific murder of three Young Jewish men in Boston in what we believe prefigured the planned massacre in Boston)
HOW THINGS STAND ON THE LEFT TODAY:
The left is now well and truly divided into two main camps. On the one hand there are the non Marxists and real haters of Trotskyism. On the other hand there is www.4international.me and no one else!
The division is total. It has its roots deep inside of left history. The capitalist ideologues who are stupid and ignorant people know nothing of this divide.
But it is fundamental. It is a totally fundamental divide.
Leon Trotsky listened to and used the expertise of the Czarist Generals and Experts when the young workers state of Russia was forced to fight the Russian Civil War on many fronts. There was a major split inside the Bolsheviks on this but Trotsky who was in charge of the Red Army persuaded Lenin to back him.
It is the same today although in vastly different conditions. Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Bill Warner are real experts on Islamic Jihad. It does not imply political agreement but we on www.4international.me seek to utilise this expertise (please note those three are not the only ones). The reader will appreciate that, granted conditions have changed, it is the same thing. The analogy works very well.
The BBC and their associates who in Spain on the radio station “Talk Radio Europe” are Steven Ritson and Pippa Jones have never to my knowledge ever once breathed the name on air of Pamela Geller or any of these experts on Islam.
Ritson and Jones are not unusual in this. In fact that is the norm. I really have never heard the BBC say the name Pamela Geller and I do listen to a lot of the BBC World Service.
I insist that is the real split on the left right there. This split will grow and more people will know about it as www.4international.me grows and gains more resources.
In essence it is a philosophical issue. Pamela is pro-capitalism and we are socialist revolutionaries but that does not mean that we reject the expertise that Pamela has gained in struggle about Islam Jihad. We do not reject knowledge. We are not dogmatists. In fact we welcome greatly this amazing knowledge.
You can see why we print her article on this most serious issue, think about it, discuss it:
On September 11, 2011, devout Muslims who would go on to bomb the Boston Marathon slit the throats of three Jewish young men in Boston.
Had President Obama not scrubbed counter-terror material of jihadic doctrine and Islamic teachings, law enforcement would have recognized this Jewish slaughter on 9/11 for what it was — Islamic jihad. But it was not understood or investigated as such, leaving these savage jihadists to pursue their Boston Marathon jihad and the bombing of Bostons women and children on April 15, 2013.
“Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev allegedly knew of brother’s role in 2011 murders,” by Holly Bailey, Yahoo News, October 11, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth)
Federal prosecutors have identified a witness prepared to testify that Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knew his older brother and alleged accomplice, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, participated in 2011 triple murder outside Boston.
The disclosure was made by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense team in a federal court filing late Friday, as part of a larger push by his attorneys to gain access to “discovery” evidence compiled by the federal government in its case against Tsarnaev for the April 2013 bombings which killed three and injured several hundred near the marathon’s finish line.
The Sept. 11, 2011, murders–which occurred in Waltham, Mass., a suburb of Boston–remain officially unsolved. But the murders, which were initially written off by local police as a drug deal gone bad, have become a plot point in the Boston bombings case amid evidence that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was involved. This is the first time there’s been a suggestion that his younger brother might have been aware of his alleged participation in the murders—which some have said, if solved, might have prevented the marathon attacks.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during a confrontation with police three days after the bombings when his brother ran over him with a car, was close friends with one of the Waltham victims: Brendan Mess, 25, a martial arts instructor who police say also dealt drugs on the side. But Tsarnaev was never questioned in the case, even though friends reportedly told police they were suspicious when he didn’t show up for Mess’s memorial service.
In May 2013, Ibragim Todashev, a boxer who was also friends with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot and killed by an FBI agent who was interviewing him about the case. According to a filing by federal prosecutors last fall, Todashev had implicated himself and Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the murders before he was killed.
As recently as this spring, the investigation into the Waltham slayings appeared to be ongoing. In April, a federal grand jury looking into the murders subpoenaed Katherine Russell, Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow, for items that belonged to Mess. But her attorney, Amato DeLuca, said she didn’t have anything.
The Waltham case has been the subject of a back and forth between federal prosecutors and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense team, who have repeatedly pressed the government for months to share their evidence and information about the murders. Prosecutors have pushed back, insisting the Waltham case isn’t relevant because Tamerlan Tsarnaev is not on trial.
But Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys, who appear to be crafting a defense based around casting the older brother as a bullying mastermind of the Boston operation, renewed their push for evidence on Friday arguing the government had previously said the case was “might be relevant if Dzhokhar were aware of it.” They then pointed to a letter they received from prosecutors on Aug. 15, 2014, saying the government had a witness prepared to testify that “Dzhokhar had such an awareness.”
The developments come just days before both sides are scheduled to release their initial list of witnesses in the bombings trial, which is scheduled to take begin in January. Both sides are due in a Boston courtroom on Oct. 20 for status hearing in the case. Prosecutors have asked that Tsarnaev, who has not been seen in court since July 2013 when he was formally charged in the attacks, make an appearance, but it’s unclear if he will.
Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty in the bombings. If convicted, he faces the death penalty.